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Visit Overland Park, Kansas City for a Girls Weekend

Visit Overland Park, Kansas City for a Girls Weekend
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This past weekend I had the opportunity to visit Overland Park, Kansas City with Tara from thedaiquiridiaries.com for a girls weekend! So many people asked us “Why Kansas City?” and my response was simply that I hadn’t been there before. As far as travel goes, it was such an easy trip from Dallas, (with inexpensive flights) and there was tons to do once we were there! In this travel guide I outlined where you should stay, what you should eat, where you should go, and why you should visit Overland Park!

Where to Stay

We stayed at the Marriott Overland Park which was such a great experience! The rooms were cozy, the beds were soft, and the staff was extremely accommodating. It was central location for things in Overland Park, being only 3-5 miles away from anywhere on our list! While Overland Park is in Kansas, it’s right next to the Missouri border and the rest of Kansas City is super accessible from there.

Where to Eat

This is probably my favorite topic, as I love trying new restaurants when I travel! There are tons of fantastic restaurants in Overland park, so when you visit, you’ll have great options. Whatever you do, you’ll have to try fried chicken and some world-famous BBQ!


For breakfast we went to T.Loft and grabbed juice and muffins, which was a great start to the day (and super healthy to balance out the BBQ and fried chicken you’ll be eating the rest of the time)! For brunch, Louie’s Wine Dive was great for a hearty meal and a good mimosa! I had a grapefruit mimosa and the biscuits and gravy, to which they added green chili sriracha… so obviously, it was amazing.


We kind of skipped lunches, so I’m jumping straight to the best dinner spots! Kansas City BBQ is world famous, and BBQ from the world-champion pit masters at Q39 should be on the top of your list when you decide to visit! Make a reservation, though because it was packed full and there was a line of people waiting out the door.

Fried chicken is another must when you visit Overland Park, so don’t forget to stop at Rye KC, which was the best fried chicken I’ve ever had! Another great place we ate at was Pig and Finch. I had the pork, and Tara got the duck, and we were both happily stuffed at the end of our meal!


Last, but not least: after-dinner drinks! Each night we stopped at a new place for a drink and a long chat. We went to Chophouse 801, Tavern, and La Bodega. La Bodega had great sangria, and made a Spanish coffee which was a popular drink (and watching it being made was fun- if you saw my insta-stories, they set the rum on fire and added cinnamon for a cool effect)!

What To Do in Overland Park

For the middle of the United States, Overland Park had tons of things to do; and yes, I was surprised too! It was a great place for a girls’ weekend. Whether it was shopping, the activities, or the places to see/eat, there was just such a long list!

One of our first stops was Prairiefire. It sounded like a cool place, so we hopped in an Uber and explored the area. The place that caught our eye was the Natural Science and History Museum at Prairiefire. The building was amazing with the colored glass, and being such a beautiful sight, we naturally we went inside. For a small museum they packed a lot in there. The main exhibit was the space exhibit but they also had dinosaur bones and a cool virtual reality experience where you learned about dolphins’ echolocation.

My favorite part, though, was walking around Park Place. Between the adorable local shops, ice skating rink, restaurants, and amazing commercial stores, we could have spent all day here. Whenever I travel, I prefer to go to different places I wouldn’t find elsewhere, so the local shops like Etiquette (where I got my pom-pom hat) and Pink Antlers (I picked up a few gifts here) were so great to wander around in! We watched the ice skaters for a while and contemplated skating, but decided it was probably best we both go home with no broken limbs. Instead we decided to warm up with a hot chocolate. Stopping at Paciugo for a hot chocolate (or gelato in the summer) is an absolute must at Park Place!

At night we went bowling at Pinstripes, which was so much fun! They are a restaurant, bocce pit, and bowling alley mixed into one plus they are actually building one in Fort Worth which is supposed to be opening in March! We had a great time throwing gutter balls and eating their scratch-made s’mores!


While not the most obvious place for a girls’ weekend, it was such a fun low-key weekend, and easy getaway. There are tons of fun things to do when you visit Overland Park, so I hope I could point you in the right direction with this travel guide. Where do you like to go for your girls’ weekend getaways? Where should I go next?

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Visit Overland Park, Kansas City for a Girls Weekend

Visit Overland Park Girls Weekend

Visit Overland Park Girls Weekend

Visit Overland Park Girls Weekend

Visit Overland Park, Kansas City for a Girls Weekend

Visit Overland Park, Kansas City for a Girls Weekend

Visit Overland Park, Kansas City for a Girls Weekend



  1. December 11, 2017 / 1:43 pm

    I’ve heard great things about Overland Park! Will definitely keep this post bookmarked.

  2. December 11, 2017 / 2:24 pm

    What a fun place! Looks like you had a great time – great overview for what to do!


  3. December 11, 2017 / 3:57 pm

    Thanks for all the travel tips for Overland Park. I’ve never been to Kansas City (even though I do love the KC Chiefs), but maybe one day. Looking cute!

  4. Stephanie
    December 11, 2017 / 5:14 pm

    Travel posts like these always make me want to take a vacation – and I’m currently on one in South Florida haha! I gotta get to traveling more often and visit fun spots like this!

  5. Ruthie Ridley
    December 11, 2017 / 5:18 pm

    Sounds like the perfect girls weekend to me! Love that coat!

  6. December 11, 2017 / 6:13 pm

    Ugh I’d LOVE to visit! LOoks like so much fun!

  7. December 11, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    This sounds so fun! I’m headed to Kansas City this weekend too

  8. December 12, 2017 / 8:16 am

    Sounds like you had a great time!! I love your furry coat!

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  9. December 12, 2017 / 4:46 pm

    Love this KC travel post! What a great city and I love the brunch idea!

  10. sarah tripp
    December 12, 2017 / 11:06 pm

    Sounds like such a great trip with your gal pals!

  11. Kelsey
    December 13, 2017 / 7:42 am

    Looks like such a great time!! And I love that fuzzy coat, so cute! xo

  12. Silvia
    December 13, 2017 / 9:38 am

    Looks like so much fun! I love your coat and all that food looks so good!

  13. December 13, 2017 / 10:28 am

    Sounds like such a fun place to visit!! Thanks for sharing!

    xo, Shelby

  14. December 14, 2017 / 7:39 am

    Sounds like you had so much fun! And love your coat!

  15. December 14, 2017 / 7:42 am

    My brother-in-law lives in Kansas City and it’s such a cool city. Some of the places you mentioned I’ve never been to. Sounds like you had a great trip.

    • December 17, 2017 / 6:27 pm

      Thanks Betsy, it was definitely fun. The next time you’re up there try out these places they are great!

  16. December 14, 2017 / 8:49 am

    I always love reading what people do when they go to places I frequent – I’d never heard of the places you ate at, I’ll have to try them next time I’m in town!

  17. Shelby Back
    December 14, 2017 / 11:12 am

    Kansas City looks so fun!


  18. December 14, 2017 / 5:23 pm

    Overland park seems so gorgeous! I now want to go! 🙂


  19. Amy M Loochtan
    December 14, 2017 / 5:56 pm

    This coat is amazing!

  20. December 15, 2017 / 12:35 am

    How cute! This sounds like such a fun girls weekend.

  21. December 15, 2017 / 7:44 am

    This looks like such a fun place to visit!!

  22. Anna English
    December 15, 2017 / 8:44 am

    What a great trip, it sounds like you had a blast!

  23. December 15, 2017 / 10:46 am

    Sounds like the best trip. I want to go now!

  24. December 15, 2017 / 12:10 pm

    I want to visit here! Love your stronger workout gear!

  25. December 16, 2017 / 11:51 pm

    Overland Park isn’t a place I’d naturally think of to go to, but it sounds like a lot of fun!!!

  26. December 17, 2017 / 2:11 pm

    We visit KC on the regular and I love the Overland Park area! These are great recommendations!

    xo, Sara

  27. Ashley DTKAustin
    December 17, 2017 / 7:39 pm

    Looks like you had such an amazing time! It’s about time I schedule a little vaca!! 🙂

  28. December 17, 2017 / 10:22 pm

    I’m always down to go somewhere I’ve never been!

  29. Emily Wilkinson
    December 18, 2017 / 9:15 am

    This sounds like the best trip! So fun!

  30. December 19, 2017 / 10:11 am

    This sounds like such a fun weekend!!!

  31. Nataly
    December 20, 2017 / 7:01 am

    Wish i could have gone, but it looks like you all had a blast!